I am constantly looking for new recipes for chocolate chip cookies since they are my boyfriend’s all‐time favorite type of cookie. I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to chocolate chip cookies that I would eventually like to try out.
In college, one of my roommates introduced me to making chocolate chip cookies with a box of yellow or white cake mix. The cookies came out deliciously puffy and moist and were so easy to create. Plus, when you are on a college budget you can’t beat the price of cake mix and cooking oil since butter and flour are usually the most expensive ingredients. This recipe is also an “elbow grease” friendly recipe, therefore no need for a stand mixer!
It has been some time since I made this cookie recipe. I have moved about 7-8 times since acquiring the recipe and if you can imagine, I had since lost and forgot about the recipe. However, a few months ago I saw recipes for making cookies with boxed cake mix and it instantly reminded me of that long lost recipe. We happened to have a random box of cake mix on hand so I decided to give the recipe a try. I say random because I rarely have cake mix sitting in my pantry, but my boyfriend had bought some when he was shopping on his own because he couldn’t believe how cheap it was. There are a lot of items like this in our pantry…it is one of the pleasures of living with a food-enthusiast man, or what I like to lovingly call a “cookie monster.”
When I brought these boxed cake batter cookies into work they went extremely fast and so many people asked for the recipe. Sorry, it has taken me a few months to post this!
- 1 single box of cake mix (Yellow or White)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 and ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl mix together the cake mix and baking powder. In a small bowl whisk together eggs, oil, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Continue to mix batter until there are no more chunks of dry cake mix. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop rounded tablespoons of batter onto baking sheets with the medium-sized cookie scoop or measuring spoon. Make sure they balls are at least 2 inches away from each other because they will spread out a little when baking.
- Bake for 10 minutes and take out of the oven to let continue cooking on baking sheet. After a few minutes, transfer to a wire rack. Let cool and enjoy!
Source- Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction